Wednesday, June 2, 2010

drunk on my kids

one of my character flaws is my tendency to get my feelings
hurt too easily.  now that my children are young adults with
strong characters and clever opinions, i have tried to laugh at
myself more than wear my feelings on my sleeve.

in fact, i laugh so often with them, that i now consider them a
tonic or a good stiff drink . . .



they don't let me drive them places, because frequently i get the
giggles so bad that i am not a safe driver.

hans will call, and i will not be able to talk coherently.

"are you with the kids?"

giggles.

"are you inebriated on them again?"

snort.

"ARE YOU DRIVING?"

gasp.

he will then call one of the girls to make sure they are
driving.  

embarrassing.

"she can laugh at the days to come."  proverbs 31:25b

love,
lea

29 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

I am the same way with my two girls! We have the best times when we are together. They are some of my best friends!
Blessings!

Vee said...

Yup, I'm the same way with my kids and nieces and when they're all in the same place at the same time...watch out! They might turn that humor on me. %} This was so much fun to read!

Blondie's Journal said...

I've always loved being with my kids and now that they are older and wiser {?}, I love it even more. We have great times together!

Funny post! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Joan Elizabeth said...

giggle

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I LOVE those laughing times!

Kathy said...

Your an angel....
and a fun one at that!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Sonja said...

I can add a ditto from Texas to this one!! My kids crack me up. I also have to laugh when they share their 'trials' with their own children!! The circle of life... and now it's their turn. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Lea!

How lovely to see that you visited me today, and to come and find this delightful story!!!Even though I do not have children of my own, I am a teacher and being one has taught me that laughter is the better, if not THE BEST to react to stress and the daily childhood foibles. Like the proverb suggest, a wise woman can laugh at the future....any circumstance any time, at herself and the outside forces! GOD HELP ME!!!!

SO you lived in MN? It really is a lovely place and I have gotten used to the cold winters. Come by anytime dearest Lea! Anita

christy rose said...

I got the picture so vividly in my mind! I am laughing because you sound so much like me! :)

High Heeled Life said...

Lea, Thank you so much for the warm words you left for me, they really helped me.
Your children are very blessed (as you are too, for them) to have you as a mother - I wish my mother would have giggled more we were growing up (she does now at 73).

Jenners said...

How wonderful!! Laughing until you are incoherent is always a good thing!

Darcie said...

Laughter truly is the best medicine and how wonderful it is when it is your kids bringing a hearty laugh to your lips.

Farm Girl said...

I know what you are talking about it frequently happens now to me. :)

koralee said...

Oh I love you! xoxoxo

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Stopped by from "bits and pieces" and just love this post. I can say I am still working on some of that thick skin, but I do so love being with them.
I love the picture because my grandmother would have Dr Pepper fits and start laughing and laughing...she had learned what you expressed.
Enjoyed,
Janette

Cinnamon said...

That is soo funny because it's sooo ~me~ too!!!

I love sitting in the kitchen with my children and they are all looking at me because I'm trying to tell them a story but I'm laughing soo hard I can't get the words out :-)

fellow giggler~ Cinnamon

Bonnie said...

hahaha this reminds me of my mom! of course she is also bad about if she sees a pretty house or some type of farm equipment or windmill she practically runs us off the road b/c she's too busy looking at the pretty and not at the road! :)

best wishes!!

xoxo,
Bonnie

My name is PJ. said...

It's a mom thing and it only gets worse or better as time goes on.

Case in point, my mother who will soon be 78...my siblings and I can make her laugh like nobody's business with very little effort.

It's part of the return on investment for motherhood.

Charli and me said...

LOL... I love this post! It made my day :>)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

So sweet...

And thank you, Dear One, for going along with my having fun in my own blog!!!! With all my fandom of 'Band of Horses' and 'Twilight' things.

^_^

vivek said...

Hi Lea,

A very nice sincere post I would say, well you don't have any flaw..being a MOM this comes naturally the caring for the child's always there .

And you looks to be doing it very well.

They are blessed having you really ..u are truly amazing ...

And one Question what Kinda Drink is this in the Pic a energy drink or else.

Have a gr8 time ..n keep enjoying each bit of life...as its very beautiful.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, I love to laugh! I get way more endorphins and good feelings out of humor than anything else, NOTHING feels as good as laughing! XO!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Still laughing, Lea. Sending a huge Dutch hug your way for a lovely Thursday! xx

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

you are just too adorable!!! laughter is the best way to spend the days!

it looks like sage is holding out until her due date tomorrow. i'll go in in the morning for a csection... my 1st was an emergency csection so the rest of my babies will be delivered that way too. can't wait to post pictures so you can see her! : ) thank you so very much for your precious prayers! they mean the world to me!

Leslie said...

I love hanging out with my girls.. sometimes I forget that I am thier mom. We always have a blast together.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

haha!!! This is how it is when we are all together too! It always feels so good to have a belly laugh or laugh that you can't contain!
:o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I love this post...'cuz I can so relate! Those are the best of times...laughing with the kids!

Sara said...

Oh, that was so nicely said! They are lucky kids!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Being drunk on my kids--love that picture. Can't think of a better way to spend the time!

Happy weekend,
Debi